Physical Therapy (Inpatient)

If you’re hospitalized, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to improve your mobility. Our experienced physical therapists (PTs) will guide you through exercises designed to decrease pain and increase strength, flexibility, and balance. 

We work with patients of all ages and can help you learn how to use mobility equipment like crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. After you get out of the hospital, your doctor may want you to continue seeing a physical therapist on an outpatient basis.

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, or PT, uses gentle exercises, manual therapy, and other techniques to treat conditions that affect your physical function. PT may help you:

  • Improve your mobility, coordination, flexibility, and strength
  • Regain independence
  • Reduce pain
  • Recover after an injury, illness, or surgery
  • Avoid the need for medication or surgery

Orthopedic Rehabilitation PT

Orthopedic rehabilitation is a type of PT that’s used to treat conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Back, neck, jaw, joint, or muscle pain
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries or conditions that affect the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot, or ankle
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports and exercise injuries

Your doctor may recommend orthopedic rehabilitation to help you heal after a procedure like joint replacement or back, knee, neck, or shoulder surgery. Learn more about orthopedic care at Essentia.

How to Prevent Falls

Falls can lead to severe injuries and our physical therapists can work with you to prevent falls by providing:

  • Assessing your risk factors, including certain medical conditions and medications
  • Testing your balance and ability to walk
  • Educating you about fall prevention
  • Helping make your home safer
  • Teaching you exercises to improve your strength and stability
  • Providing dizziness and balance care

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